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- Few children in wedlock enjoy the care, the protection, the devotion free motherhood is capable of bestowing. - "Anarchism and Other Essays", Emma Goldman.
- But when the human race awoke in the new Adam, the divine order greeted the human as bone of its bone and flesh of its flesh, and wooed it to rule the world with it in the stable union of wedlock. - "Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom", T. W. Allies.
- Never, it was said later, had the wrinkles played round his eyes more lively than whilst he joined Klaus Heinrich and Imma Spoelmann in civil wedlock. - "Royal Highness", Thomas Mann.